• Nabra Hassanen, 17, was assaulted and killed after getting breakfast with friends after a nighttime mosque service.
• Police have charged Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, with murder.
• Authorities say there is no evidence of a hate crime at this point.
Police have arrested a 22-year-old man who allegedly assaulted and killed a 17-year-old after she left her mosque in Virginia. The Washington Post reports that the mosque, along with family members, identified the girl as Nabra Hassanen, from Reston, Virginia.
According to police, Nabra had finished a post-service breakfast at IHOP and was walking back with friends when she got into a dispute with a man in a car early Sunday. The man assaulted her and she became separated from her friends. The friends ran back to the mosque to report Nabra had been left behind, and mosque officials called the police.
Fairfax County police charged Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, with murder after they found what they believe is the 17-year-old girl's body in a pond Sunday afternoon. According to WUSA-TV, police found a baseball bat near the scene. Police said they arrested Torres after a search. Authorities said they looked into whether the murder was a hate crime but said they found no evidence it was.
According to the Washington Post, the All Dulles Area Muslim Society often has late-night prayers during the last 10 days of Ramadan. After the prayers, members often go to the nearby IHOP to eat before their fast begins at sunrise.
"We are devastated and heartbroken as our community undergoes and processes this traumatic event," the society said in a statement. "It is a time for us to come together to pray and care for our youth." It said the society was enlisting licensed counselors to assist anyone in need.
A vigil is expected to be held Wednesday night in the area. Local leaders have circulated a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for her family, which has already raised $131,000.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.